Tripel Karmeliet | Brouwerij Bosteels

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Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet
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Tripel KarmelietTripel Karmeliet

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bosteels

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
3 grains - barley, wheat, oat. Styrian hops.

Added by kbub6f on 04-27-2001

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I received a gift set of this brew with a glass from my fiancee. 11.2 oz bottle poured into the comically over sized chalice that came with the set. After the pour, it becomes very clear why the glass is sized and shaped the way it is. The clear orange liquid collects in the bulb shaped bottom of the glass, and about 4 inches of head collect on top. Splotchy lacing is left behind and after the head settles down, about a centimeter of thick white foam retains nicely. The aroma is yeasty with huge notes of lemon zest, waves of chamomile, a touch of clove along with some sourdough bread. The taste is starts off with moderate sweetness with notes of fruit. Citrus is present along with sourdough bread. The finish is dry. Great balance...the abv is very well hidden. The feel is highly carbonated with a medium body. Overall, this a very tasty and well balanced Tripel. It drinks more like a Belgian Pale which makes it a little dangerous.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into D'Achouffe tulip.

A- pours a cloudy light gold with a ridiculous almost entire glass white head. Nice lacing on glass.

S- lemon, cloves, peppercorns.

T- wheat, lemon, banana, cloves, and peppercorns.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creaminess too it when it warms.

O- excellent triple. One of the better ones I have had.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a slightly murky light yellow with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is very fruity with some spice and very floral aromas. Taste is of grain, spice, yeast, and floral flavors. There is an almost medicinal bitterness on the palate that sticks around after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a somewhat flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good tripel but it's much different from what I was expecting.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a goblet at cellar temperature. No bottle dating info found.

A: It’s a gusher! Couldn’t stop it after waiting for a minute so just decided to pour it in. Very slow pour rendered a white one finger head with very tight bubbles. Body is golden colored with only a slight haze. Lots of bubble activity floating to the top.

S: Banana, coriander, clove and pepper. There’s an amount of caramel sweetness that exceeds what I’m used to in a tripel. It’s very inviting. Can’t wait to sip.

T: Very nice. The banana, coriander, clove and pepper are all there and some pleasant light fruits are added...pear and maybe apricot? A healthy dose of grain. The caramel flavor is definitely there in transition, but it isn’t as sweet as the nose hinted. Finish is crisp and features fusel alcohol.

M: Starts and ends pretty dry with a biting and warm finish. Body is medium to high and carb is very high. Astringency and alcohol bite hurt drinkability a bit.

O: A really solid tripel but nothing really jumped out at me to make me love it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Extremely effervescent turbid straw color with hints of gold, fluffy white head, no lacing really.

S: Clove, spices, banana, Belgian yeast, light pear and apple notes, light phenols, hint of grape bubble gum.

T: Very bready, pale malt, good spice character, clove, moderate fruitiness, with a clean finish.

MF: Light to medium mouthfeel, pretty wet and refreshing. Good carbonation.

O: Real nice Tripel, to my preferences its better than the St. Bernardus as well as the Westmalle. Refreshing, clean, drinkable.

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Tripel Karmeliet from Brouwerij Bosteels
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4,209 ratings